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Delaware Bride Magazine Feature

Posted by sara pereira on Friday, March 3, 2017, In : Cake 
We are proud to be featured in Delaware Bride Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 Issue



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Personal Matters- Allergy-Free Cakes Coming Soon

Posted by sara pereira on Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
I am a baker and an artist, but first and foremost I am a mom. That is my first and most important job. I love making cakes and seeing people's reactions when they see and taste one of my creations, but the thing that makes me the happiest is seeing my children happy!

Well, I just had a baby 3 months ago and my tiny little precious bundle has been anything but happy; he's screaming, colicky, full of diarrhea. He is in constant pain. You can imagine my surprise when the doctors told me it was ...
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Two Two Train Party

Posted by sara pereira on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Birthday Parties 

Someone Just Turned Two Two! And he is a big fan of trains and Elmo, so here is how we combined the two!

We put together a party  for just a few close friends!
A delicious Thomas the Train Cake was the main engine pulling the carts full of delicious fruit and bagels.
The cake was apple spice with walnuts and raisins and filled with vanilla buttercream.



The cookies came from our favorite Cookie Master- The Cookie Lab. They replicated the plate onto one giant cookie and then made smaller cookies as...
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Under the Big Top Birthday Cake

Posted by sara pereira on Saturday, July 12, 2014, In : Cake 

Come one come all to the circus! This birthday cake was made for two siblings who had a carnival birthday party. We loved the colorfulness of the cake! It was so much fun to create.

This very fancy elephant even had gold painted on her outfit.

This seal was quite the balancing act!

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Dragons Love Tacos

Posted by sara pereira on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : Cake 


 Dragons love Tacos happens to be a little boy's favorite book, so his parents decided to theme his first birthday after the book. Plus is goes well with 'cinco de mayo'!



We did the cake to mimic the cover of the book and created over 120 little tacos to decorate the entire cake with. The cake is Stardust Cakes' signature chocolate cake with silky vanilla frosting. The dragon and tacos are all made of fondant.




Since it was a first birthday we also did a smash cake for the little boy. It was in ...
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Unconventional First Communion Cake

Posted by sara pereira on Sunday, April 27, 2014, In : Cake 



At Stardust Cakes we've done our fair share of First Communion Cakes: ranging from Bibles to loaves of bread and grapes. We were very excited, to receive a request for an unconventional approach to this cake.
Since the celebrant loves Barbies, and we've done a couple of Barbie cakes for her along the years, we made her a Barbie doll cake for her Communion cake. The doll's dress mimicked her own dress, with a few extra flowers for added complexity.


Personality: Stardust Cakes' Signature Vanilla ...
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Opera Macarons for Sucre's Macaron Challenge

Posted by sara pereira on Saturday, April 26, 2014, In : Recipe 


You all know I am an avid Macaron lover but my background is in Cakes. I don’t make Macarons to order- very seldom do I make them due to the amount of work they require, BUT, when I was asked by the famous Sucre Bakery in New Orleans to enter their Macaron contest I really couldn’t say no. No matter that we are in the process of a huge move and switching our bakery from one state to the next, I had to do this… for my love of Macarons.

In coming up with a flavor I wanted to do someth...


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Twin Super Man Cakes & Announcement

Posted by sara pereira on Friday, April 18, 2014, In : Cake 

A set of twins just had a super hero birthday party and the boys wanted superman. Here are the two twin cakes we just made for them. Personality:  Stardust's Signature Chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting.


We also have an announcement, we will not be taking any orders until July 2014 as we are moving! NY and NJ has served us well these last 6 years but we are now closing up this shop and opening up in Avondale, PA. We are looking forward to our new venture, bringing on new clients and d...
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Smash Cake Photo Session

Posted by sara pereira on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Cake 

We've mentioned before that smash cakes are all the rage, especially since it's the first time little ones are officially allowed a sweet treat. Well this very delicious and large smash cake was used for some very creative first birthday photo shoot


Personality: Moist and fruity Hummingbird  Cake with creamy  white chocolate cream cheese frosting. Topped with gumpaste cherry on top.

Photos Courtesy of Bora Images (boraimages.com). You do NOT have authorization to use these photos anywhere....
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First Birthday with Spot

Posted by sara pereira on Monday, April 7, 2014, In : Birthday Parties 


Some one very special just celebrated his very first birthday, and because he loves his puppy so much, the theme of the party was Spot the dog. The cake was a super healthified carrot cake with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting. The toppers were the baby boy and his dog made out of sugar.

The party had a lot of details. A full spread, personalized cookie jars and glass bottles. And the big hit of th party was the entertainment, a ball pit for babies and toddlers. What fun!




A gorgeous veg...
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Dr Seuss Party

Posted by sara pereira on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : Birthday Parties 

Many of you know that Dr Seuss's 110th birthday was this past weekend and here is how we celebrated- with a birthday party of course!

We made the cake and set the scene, other guests brought Seuss inspired lunch items. It was a blast for little ones.

There were parachutes and coloring stations.
 

There were little 'Things' Running all around.

And speaking of things, check out these ADORABLE cookies from The Cookie Lab (www.thecookielab.net)  that we had flown in just for the ocasion.


A heaping than...
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It's a Circus in here!

Posted by sara pereira on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Cake 

Happy New Year everyone. Here is one of our first cakes of the New Year.
It weighs nearly 40lb. The bottom is our signarute vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and the top is our signature chocolate with chocolate frosting. There are all sorts of decorations ranging from an elephant to ostrich feathers and fresh flowers.
We made a very happy little girl on her special day!


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Merry Christmas from Stardust Cakes

Posted by sara pereira on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Cake 

We want to wish all of our clients, family, and friends a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Sweet New Year. 2013 was an amazing year for us and we wish 2014 will be just as good for us and for you!
We leave you with one of our latest cakes to get you into the spirit. Our signature Carrot cake with silky vanilla frosting.

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Smash Cake

Posted by sara pereira on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : Cake 

We love first birthdays! Not only does it mark the beginning of a new Birthday Party Era, but it also brings about smash cakes.  A relatively new concept that parents love, just for photography's sake: the Smash Cake.
What is it? Well, it's a cake that you smash, duh.. But it is so much more than that. It is probably a baby's first time ever to dig in to cake, a real first sugary treat. The concept is that for the guests there is a large celebratory and themed cake, sometimes some small cupcak...
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Doll Cake Toppers

Posted by sara pereira on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Cake 


We Love our Doll Cake Toppers. Please note these dolls take at least 2 weeks to make so if you need to order them please give us at least a 1 month notice.
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Tangled Tea Party

Posted by sara pereira on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Birthday Parties 


Every year we throw Penny quite the party! Last year was
Paris, this year is Disney's Tangled, which happens to be one of my favorite movies.
We did a full tea party in collaboration with
The Cookie Labwho did these amazing hand painted cookies for the party! 
 
 


We had a full spread with tea sandwiches, macarons, cookies and of course Cake! A delicious red velvet cake with our secret white chocolate frosting! Our cake has two toppers, Rapunzel's tower and Rapunzel herself, frying pan and all!



 
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ROOAR

Posted by sara pereira on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Cake 

Hello everyone, we might have been MIA on our site for a while (we have a new baby- really, a real baby!) but we have some sweet treats coming for you to check out!

Herbivore Personality: This cake isn't to scale but it could feed quite a crowd (of 60- or a small dinosaur!) Stardust's signature vanilla cake with creamy chocolate frosting, covered in fondant. 

Watch out for that tail!


Stay tuned for a disney princess tea party coming up soon!

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Star Wars Party

Posted by sara on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Birthday Parties 
Star Wars has become one SUPER popular theme, maybe because it is now owned by our favorite Mouse Mickey?


We love our Star Wars parties and especially when they include a sweet treats dessert table like this one!

 
Cake, cookies and candies, oh my! And it is all washed down with some cool personalized water bottles.

What is your favorite theme? Give us a call or send us an email and we will design a fully custom dessert buffet table for your party!



Photography Courtesy of Nathalie Schueller Photog...
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Happy St Patrick's Day to Ya!

Posted by sara on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Cake 



What better way to celebrate this holiday than with a pot o' gold cupcake?! That's what we did with this batch of cupcakes for charity for this weekend. Our favorite and signature chocolate cake with strawberry frosting. Tastes as delicious as it sounds!
 For you non-Irish fans, we also have some cuties poping up.

These baby cupcakes are adorable and a wonderful party favor for a shower!

We have somethign for the big kids too! These cute cupcakes. Have them customized to look like your friends a...
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Summer Time is Almost Here

Posted by sara on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : Cake 

The weather is getting warmer and so are our cakes! It's almost beach time, ready to shed those winter clothes and put those coats away till next fall?  
This was our latest cake for 2 birthday girls who where having a yoga party but really like the beach! 


Then a little boy, huge star wars fan, asked us for a cake with a space ship on it. It may not look like it from the photo  but the cake is huge! It feeds 60 people!


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Cake Timeline

Posted by sara on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Cake 

No, this isn't a timeline of all the cakes we've done. But this weekend whe had orders all the way from the Jurassic Period to Space Travel!

We loved working on this Pterodactyl cake!  It is huge. It feeds 40 people and we created it out of our signature vanilla cake. It's covered in fondant, airbrushed to look like skin texture.


Then we had this super fun space themed cake. Now, we were asked to do the solar system to scale, but unfortunately, we would have had to make the sun the actual cake ...
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Star Wars Dessert Table

Posted by sara on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Birthday Parties 

For all you storm troopers that love star wars, you will love our latest dessert buffet! A full spread of Star Wars desserts including an almost life size R2-D2!



We had custom made labels for water bottles and candy jars filled with delicious candies.
 
There were colorful lollypops featuring different characters in different flavors.


We even had themed sugar cookies featuring 4 different characters.


What a treat!

This candy buffet was designed by Stardust Cakes and features treats from our bakery ...

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Stars and Planets and Bears, Oh MY!

Posted by sara on Friday, February 1, 2013, In : Cake 


See what's baking in our kitchen this week.


Personality: Stardust's signature chocolate cake with creamy cream cheese frosting, coated in beary good fondant.


What a delicious solar system, an assortment of different cupcakes, inhabited by fondant!


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Kittens on a Pillow

Posted by sara on Sunday, January 6, 2013, In : Cake 


Who doesn't love kittens? They are adorable and playful and babies love them! Check out our latest baby cake, the Kittens on a Pillow! I don't have the heart to eat them! Do you?

This is a great cake for baby showers or First birthdays!


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Happy New Year from Stardust Cakes!

Posted by sara on Thursday, January 3, 2013, In : Cake 


Happy New Year to all of You!
We wish you all a great 2013, may it be filled with delicious cake!

Stay Tuned for a Fabulous Bumble Bee Baby Shower coming up!


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Pokemon Party

Posted by sara on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, In : Birthday Parties 



If you thought Pokemon was long gone, think again! We did!
We were recently asked to bring back this blast-from-the-past to a 5-year-old’s birthday party! And what a fabulous party it was!

We were asked to theme this party with paper goods and personalized items.

Exclusive Pokemon themed paper goods lined the tables.

All table settings had a custom hat for guests to wear. We had an assortment of 14 different hats.

This party’s grand finale included an amazing cake as well as the sweetes...


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Buggy & Jurassic Cakes

Posted by sara on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Cake 


Buggy Lady Bug and Bae cakes perfect for any party!



Jurassic cake for birthday party!


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Pony Lovers Cake

Posted by sara on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : Cake 


What's your favorite animal?
We had a little girl who recently turned 5 and her favorite animal is a Pony. So for her very special day we crated a pony cake with electrifying hot pink, since that's her favorite color. It was simple yet elegant, and at the end of the party she told us her favorite part of the entire party was the cake! That was frosting to our ears! And I mean vanilla frosting! That's what this cake was filled with.  It was a Ponylicious Stardust signature vanilla cake and sil...

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Eco-Friendly Lorax Cake

Posted by sara on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : Cake 

 

Many of you will recognize this friendly face that's become ever so popular this last year. Yep, this Dr Seuss story made a hit with children and ad campaings this year.
The Lorax!
We recently had a Lorax party where everything was Lorax themed, including the cupcakes we taught the children to make. We did a cupcake decoratin class with the children and taught them to make all sorts of fun trufulas, but of course everyone's favorite part wasn't the decorating, it was the eating! And check out ...

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Darth Cake

Posted by sara on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Cake 

Darth Vader made a sweet appearance at a birthday party this past weekend. How sweet? Strawberries and cream sweet!
This was our latest cake for a a very Star Wars Fanatic little boy who turned 5.



Darth Personality: Stardust Cakes' Signature vanilla cake with vanilla pastry cream and fresh strawberries, covered in buttercream and fondant accents.


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My Favorite Cake

Posted by sara on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Cake 

I get asked a lot what my favorite cake of all time is... and I have to say it's this German Chocolate Cake.
I love it so much that I brought it on my engagement photo shoot a few years ago.
It's my modified version of a chocolate cake, it consists of very very moist chocolate cake drenched with brandied cherry liqueur and brandied cherries, layered with whipped cream, covered in whipped cream, and decorated with cherries and chcolate shards. It is to DIE for! It's ubber refreshing in the summe...

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Meringue Filled Coffee Cake

Posted by sara on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, In : Recipe 


Want a delicious treat for your summer picnic or get together? Try this Coffee Cake filled with delicious goodness! Make extra and freeze some for later on in the summer!

FILLED MERINGUE COFFEE CAKE
Makes 2 round coffee cakes, each approximately 10 inches in diameter
The recipe can easily be halved to make one round coffee cake

Dough Ingredients
For the yeast coffee cake dough:
4 cups (600 g / 1.5 lbs.) flour
¼ cup (55 g / 2 oz.) sugar
¾ teaspoon (5 g / ¼ oz.) salt
1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons / 7 g /...


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Sugar Plum Fairies Took over My Apartment

Posted by sara on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Cake 


Have you ever wondered how long it takes to create one of those magnificent cakes that take you 60 seconds to devour, after about 2 minutes of appreciating the detailed work and how 'cute', or 'cool' or whatever adjective you use to describe your delectable eats?


Let me give you a hint, it's much more than it took to stare, admire, and eat! As a cake artist, I get so attached to my cakes that if I were the one to have to slice them, I wouldn't be able to do them.


The latest cake combo I worked ...

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Grillable Cakes?

Posted by sara on Friday, June 1, 2012, In : Cake 

Summer is officially here and we all love our burgers. Shake Shake for New Yorkers, Holeman and Finch for Georgians, and Stardust Cakes for all those of you with a sweet tooth!
Check out our collossal and our timy burger cakes.

Pass the Ketchup!!

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RiO Cake!

Posted by sara on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : Cake 



Have you all seen Rio, the movie? I am not a fan of movies with animals as the main characters but this movie hit close to home since I grew up in Brazil and understood a lot of the references. Dancing uncontrolably like it runs in your veins anyone?
This past weekend Charlotte turned 5 and she wanted none other than Rio himself on her birthday cake.

It was a fun and colorful cake with I really enjoyed working on. But I have to say the best part was when I heard people whispering (not knowing w...

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Penny Purreira’s Purrfectly Pink Purrisian Party

Posted by sara on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Themed Parties 

The much awaited party is finally here... Penny turned two and here is how she celebrated it!



Since I don’t have any children, I throw parties for my kitten and my puppy. This year, my Kitten Penny turned two and my husband and I thought what better party to host than a Paris-themed party. Penny loves to be pampered and has this insane obsession with cake batter and roses. (a Kitten Marie Antoinette we thought.)

 

We decided to do a French dessert exposé and have everything be pink, ...


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Party Storm Warning!

Posted by sara on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Themed Parties 
Do you remember this kitten's very special first birthday party last year? Well, it's that time again... stay tuned next week to see Penny Pereira's Purrrfectly Pink Purrrisian Party! Full of Frilly Pink and Desserts Galore!!
I always love an excuse to throw a party! Well, this time it wasn't much of an excuse, it was my kitten Penny's first birthday party, and being the adorable little furball she is, I wanted to make her day special. You know how 1st birthdays are mostly for the pa...

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Sara in Wonderland Birthday Party

Posted by sara on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Birthday Parties 

Yes yes, it was my birthday and I had been planning this birthday party for at least 5 months! Nuts right? But I am so pleased with how it came out... I had to share with you. Recipes included of course!! I’ve always loved everything whimsical, and although Alice in Wonderland isn’t my favorite Disney Movie, it had the most creative and colorful ideas! I wanted my very own mad hatter tea party. I even asked the guests to come dressed up in their best mad tea party costumes. They ...

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Super Sweet Candyland Wedding

Posted by sara on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Themed Parties 
My Super Sweet Wedding was this past august, I had to share the details with you! It took us forever to figure out what theme to do for our wedding. I needed a theme and I needed a really great and memorable party! I am obsessed with candy and sweets, and my husband loves the game candyland. I love the game just for the pure creativity of it! We figured it would be a really great theme!
I knew I wanted a candy buffet, filled with colorful candies as well as our favorite candies.
Runts...

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Double Birthday Party Fun

Posted by sara on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Birthday Parties 

We just had a fabulous weekend filled with 1st birthday fun!

First we took a tour of Paris, and then a whimsical ride down Dr Seuss Lane.

Our Parisian themed party was pretty in pink and full of treats that Marie Antoinette herself would approve of!

The first eye grabber when entering the room was the gorgeous dessert buffet table. We had cupcakes, macarons, cupcakes in a jar, cake pops, cookies, religieuses, and woopee pies, all in the shades of pink and white.


 

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Sara Pereira - Chef/ Owner of Stardust Cakes I am the Chef/ Owner of Sturdust Cakes. I love cakes and baked goods, macarons are my guilty pleasure and I love planning children's birthday parties.

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